Practice Manager of the Year Awards

The AAPM Practice Manager of the Year Award program recognises and rewards a Practice Manager for their contribution to the profession of Practice Management.

Applicants apply for the State Practice Manager of the Year Award, and the state winners become finalists in the National Practice Manager of the Year Award.

In order to be considered for this prestigious award, a Practice Manager must demonstrate:

  • outstanding leadership and team building skills
  • a commitment to ongoing education in Practice Management and in raising the profile of Practice Management
  • business planning ability
  • financial management ability
  • knowledge of relevant legislation
  • commitment to OH&S
  • and excellence in verbal and written communication skills.

Application process

Applications have closed for the 2023 AAPM State Practice Manager of the Year Awards, the winner will be announced at the 2023 National Conference. Applications will reopen in early 2024.

Prize

State Practice Manager of the Year Award winners receive a trophy, certificate and complimentary registration to that year’s AAPM National Conference, along with return airfares and three nights’ accommodation. The National Practice Manager of the Year Award winner receives a trophy and certificate, along with a prize to the value of $5000 from AGPAL and QIP and a laptop provided by DMS.

The National Practice Manager of the Year Award is proudly supported by AGPAL and QIP and DMS.

         

All current AAPM members managing a healthcare practice who meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate exceptional skills in their role are encouraged to apply.

The following are the key selection criteria for all applicants:

  • Outstanding leadership and team building skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing education in Practice Management and in raising the profile of Practice Management.
  • Business planning ability.
  • Financial management ability.
  • Skills in the implementation of systems to support quality care in a clinical setting.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Commitment to OH&S.
  • Excellence in verbal and written communication skills.

To be eligible to apply for the Practice Manager of the Year award, you must:

  • be currently employed as a Practice Manager of a healthcare practice
  • hold, or be studying toward, a qualification in Practice Management or Business Management
  • be a full financial individual member of AAPM or the nominated contact of a practice membership
  • uphold the Code of Conduct of Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd and embrace its ethos.

Note

  • Directors of AAPM, members of Practice Manager of the Year selection panels, associate members and corporate members of AAPM are NOT eligible to apply.
  • AAPM members who have been part of a Practice Manager of the Year selection panel in the past two years are NOT eligible to apply.

Nominations may be received from:

  • an individual
  • a Practice Manager's employer
  • a Practice Manager's colleague.

National Practice Manager of the Year recipients

State Practice Manager of the Year recipients

NSW/ACT State Winners

2023
Sabrina Allam

2022
Joanne McKenzie

2021
Lesley Rielly

2020
Rebecca Hooley

2019
Eva Castaldi

2018
Elizabeth Jones

2017
Madeline Jammal

QLD State Winners

2023
Deana Scott

2022
Carla Agostino

2021
Courtney Purse

2020
Annette Coleborn

2019
Anne Chater

2018
Darcy Inglis

2017
Karen Campbell

SA/NT State Winners

2023
Ruth Debuque

2022
N/A

2021
Gemma Gough

2020
Rebecca Bright

2019
Sophie Piron

2018
Jackie Genesin

2017
Brett Miller

TAS State Winners

2023
Molly McDonald

2022
Tim Trail

2021
N/A

2020
N/A

2019
Cecily Igglesden

2018
Tanya Barrett

2017
Simon Hancock

VIC State Winners

2023
Melonie Smith

2022
Rachael Hatzopoulos

2021
Laura Robinson

2020
Zoe Edema

2019
Jennifer Flakemore

2018
Garry Hurst

2017
Garry Hurst

WA State Winners

2023
Collean Guest

2022
Sharon Williams

2021
Stephanie MacKinnon

2020
Katrina Dow

2019
Raelene Tully

2018
Jeni Anning

2017
Simone Dorevitch